Clean Eating Pumpkin Scones

by Jen on October 31, 2016

Enjoy the flavours of fall with these Clean Eating Pumpkin Scones!

Clean Eating Pumpkin Scones! Low fat, healthy ingredients, clean eating, delicious scones that are actually good for you.

Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere!!

Everywhere I turn these days, there is pumpkin this and pumpkin that. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love pumpkin-flavoured anything (I actually consume this Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte weekly,) but sometimes┬ácompanies go way too far – just check out THESE examples and you’ll see what I mean! Who even likes pumpkin spiced Pringles??!!

Pumpkin by itself is actually a really healthy food. It helps to:

  • keep your eyesight sharp.
  • aid in weight loss because of it’s high fiber content.
  • prevent cancer because it contains the antioxidant, beta-carotene.
  • recover after a workout because of it’s high potassium levels.

It seems that companies have turned this amazing healthy vegetable into an unhealthy marketing machine. A large Pumpkin Spice Latte with whipped cream at Starbucks comes in at a whopping 420 calories! And a pumpkin scone is no better with 480 calories which includes 43 grams of sugar…that’s over 10 tsp of sugar in one little treat!!!

I’m all about enjoying food, but I’m also all about enjoying healthy food that tastes good and is good for you! That’s why I love creating healthy versions of your favourite foods. And that’s what I’ve done with these Clean Eating Pumpkin Scones.

Clean Eating Pumpkin Scones. Low-fat, healthy ingredients, clean eating, and delicious!

These scones were exactly what scones should be like – dense, delicious, and healthy!

My three boys actually helped me make them. They added all the ingredients, stirred it together, and rolled them into balls to put onto the baking sheet. Then they sat in front of the oven and watch them bake. But the best part was tasting them after they were done! They got a big 2 thumbs up!

I decided to use coconut milk as the icing on top!! Have you ever tried using cold full-fat coconut milk from a can as a whipped topping? It’s delicious and will fool anyone! Just mix with a little bit of milk to make it thinner and you’ve got yourself a clean eating “icing!”

So the next time you’re craving a pumpkin treat, whip up these Clean Eating Pumpkin Scones! You’ll feel better knowing you’re eating something that’s actually good for you.

Clean Eating Pumpkin Scones

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 scones

Serving Size: 1 scone

A simple and delicious way to enjoy healthy pumpkin scones.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour (can use gluten-free flour instead)
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, chilled (use Earth Balance if vegan)
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp + 1 tsp milk (can use any non-dairy milk milk)
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/4 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp milk
  • For the icing:
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk from a can (refrigerated)
  • 1-2 tsp of milk (optional - depending on the consistency you want)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F and spray a baking sheet with coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or the back of a fork until the mixture is crumbly. Add in the pumpkin puree, maple syrup and milk. Mix until just incorporated.
  4. Divide the dough into 8 portions and roll each portion into a ball. Place each ball onto your prepared baking sheet and slightly flatten with a fork.
  5. For the glaze, mix together the maple syrup and milk in a small bowl. Brush glaze onto each ball.
  6. Bake in oven for 12 - 15 minutes, or until light golden brown on top. Let them cool on the pan for 10 minutes then move to a cooling rack to completely cool.
  7. Once scones are cool, scoop the chilled coconut milk out of the can and into a medium bowl. Whisk until fluffy. Add some milk if you want to drizzle the icing on top, or alternatively, you could spread some icing on top of each scone.

Notes

Cal: 155 Fat: 5.5g Carbs: 23g Protein: 3.5g Fiber: 3g Sodium: 63mg

21 Day Fix: 1-1/2 yellow

http://thefithousewife.com/2016/10/clean-eating-pumpkin-scones.html/

Clean Eating Pumpkin Scones! Made with health ingredients. Low fat, can be made vegan too! And 21 Day Fix approved!

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1 Candace Van Wolde November 5, 2016 at 9:36 am

Wow these turned out wonderfully! So delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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2 Jen November 5, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Oh awesome! Thanks for letting me know Candace ­čÖé

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